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Luke the Gospel in Action Part 3: Magnifying God

Luke the Gospel in Action 3 Magnifying God

I had to recreate this message in the office. Just not the same as live preaching but I hope it is edifying anyway! Time to look at how is it that we (humans) are made to magnify the infinite?

Magnifying God

Is it possible for a human being to magnify God? Apparently; so if we are students of scripture, we will remember a passage commonly called “The Magnificat”:

Luke 1:46-49 46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; 49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.

What a glorious thought but theologically I have issues (Oh do I have issues)- God cannot be made larger can he? Of course not. I as a human cannot add to God’s glory.

But we can call attention to him. We can magnify people’s ability to see and hear God in their lives. By example we can show the love he’s given to us. By example we can praise him. Living changed lives we show symptoms of God at work on earth.

So how will you magnify God today? Mary sang of God’s love for the simple, and poor what will you/I do?